I recently started following a Low GL (glycemic load) eating plan. I’m calling it an eating plan rather than a diet because I am very loosely following the guidelines of 40 GL per day as described in Patrick Holford’s book The Feel Good Factor. I try to limit myself to 10 GL per meal plus two snacks of 5 GL each but I’m not being slavish about it.
If there’s a food I want to eat, I look up how many GL and portion size and then decide based on that, if it’s something I want to eat for that particular meal or snack. So for me, this eating plan is all about being able to make choices.
For instance, I love bananas. 1/3 of a medium banana is 5 GL. I also love apples and pears. One medium apple/pear is 5 GL. Most days I will choose the apple or pear because they make a more filling snack. However, if on a particular day, I decide that I would really prefer a banana, I have the banana.
Breakfast most mornings is poached eggs or a mushroom & onion omelet paired with a thin slice of the really good German rye or pumpernickel bread. But there are those morning when I want something a little different. Last week, I stumbled across a recipe for Cream Cheese Pancakes. They looked so yummy and the great thing about them… the pancakes themselves have practically zero GL.
I didn’t have any cream cheese in the fridge so I substituted Greek Yogurt. I also substituted the pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon. I don’t normally use or keep sugar substitutes in the house (due to previous sensitivity.)
This rather long intro brings us to my version that I’m calling Greek Yogurt Crepes.
Ingredients for 3 to 4 crepes:
2 extra large or 3 large eggs
2 level tbsp of plain Greek Yogurt
1 packet of sugar substitute (optional)
A few dashes of pumpkin pie spice
Beat all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Allow mixture to sit for a few minutes to let the bubbles settle.
Heat a 10” non-stick fry pan on medium heat. Add ¼ c of the batter and quickly swirl around to cover the bottom. Cook for approximately 2 minutes.
Flip and then cook for an addition 30 to 60 seconds.
Remove to plate. Add another ¼ c of batter to the pan and while that is cooking, spread the finished crepe with a thin layer of your favourite flavour of Greek yogurt and roll up jelly roll style.
Continue to cook and fill crepes until all the batter is gone. Enjoy!
If you wanted to cut down on the GL further… replace the fruit on the bottom yogurt with more of the plain Greek Yogurt and add sliced fresh fruit before rolling.
To make a savory crepe: omit the sugar substitute and replace the pumpkin pie spice with salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Fill with sauteed mushrooms and onions. And top with your favourite grated cheese. So yummy!
VicJune 25, 2019 11:07 am
Crepes are my wife’s favorite. I’ll absolutely try this one for sure. Thanks for sharing!
Super Mom No CapeJuly 1, 2019 10:09 am
Thanks so much Vic! I hope you enjoy them!
Cassie SmallwoodJune 14, 2017 5:01 pm
My mom loves crepes. I’m going to have to make these for her when she comes out for a visit.
ErinAugust 23, 2012 2:24 am
Those looks fabulous…I just want to double check the recipe…is there really no grain of any kind in this “crepe” recipe? We’ve all discovered sensitivities to grains, in addition to trying to cut out added sugar. That means years of perfecting from scratch baked goods have left my family longing for the “good old days”.
adminAugust 23, 2012 6:15 am
The “crepes” have no grain in them of any kind. I’ve found one of the things to make sure to do with these is to wait at least 5 minutes after beating the eggs to let all the bubbles settle down. And not to have the pan too hot. On my stove medium works best for me.
In my post, if you click on the link for the original recipe made with cream cheese and read through the comments, you’ll see different variations that people have tried.
Sandra :)July 31, 2012 9:27 pm
Looks yummy – I love the smell of pumpkin pie – I may add some to my next batch of pancakes!
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